Trailblazing with God Learning to Walk on the Water "Trailblazing with God," boldly describes one family's fascinating adventure to Ghana, West Africa in the early nineteen sixties. Many unexpected twists and turns lead to perplexing and surprising discoveries as they endeavor to adjust to their new environment that early missionaries called, "the white man's graveyard." The lessons this young couple and their five children learned were priceless. God doesn't pick the cream of the crop to be His servants. He uses ordinary, willing people with all of their warts and flaws to show the wonderful grace and mercy of God who carves us into the image of Christ. Author, Jane Ann Derr shares her first-hand struggles and victories experienced when her evangelical preacher husband, Harold Derr, takes his family of five young children to Ghana, West Africa in the early nineteen sixties during the backdrop of political upheaval in America and Africa. Her passionately interwoven stories are filled with suspense, human failings and hope. Although she attended Guilford College in the late seventies to pursue an accounting career and worked over thirty years in many corporate leadership roles, writing has been a burning dream throughout her life. Since her husband's death in 2006, she has been pursuing her writing career fulltime. She has authored several books, won poetry contests, has written several songs, and has written for many national publications. She currently resides in the North Georgia Mountains and devotes her energy to local church activities and her five children, thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren in addition to writing.